Day 3: Speeches from the Democratic National Convention
July 27, 2016 11:00 pm07/27/2016 11:00pm
WASHINGTON — The headliners who spoke on Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia included Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president; President Barack Obama; and Vice President Joe Biden.
On Wednesday speakers will take an in-depth look at just how high the stakes are in this election and how Hillary has the experience and steadiness to bring people together to tackle the big challenges and get real results.
Vice President Nominee Tim Kaine (This is an excerpt of a bio taken from his Senate website). Tim Kaine is a U.S. Senator from Virginia. He was elected to the Senate in 2012 and is the nominee of the Democratic Party for Vice President of the United States. He is Ranking Member of the Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee and the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations and Bilateral International Development.
Leon Panetta (This is an excerpt of a bio taken from the Department of Defense website.) Leon Edward Panetta served as the 23rd Secretary of Defense from July 2011 to February 2013. Before joining the Department of Defense, Mr. Panetta served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from February 2009 to June 2011. Mr. Panetta led the agency and managed human intelligence and open source collection programs on behalf of the intelligence community.
Dr. Jill Biden
Harry Reid, U.S. Senator from Nevada and minority leader
Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Sheila Jackson Lee, U.S. Representative from Texas
Michelle Lujan Grisham, U.S. Representative from New Mexico
Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative from California
Maxine Waters, U.S. Representative from California
NARAL President Ilyse Hogue(This is an excerpt of a bio taken from the Pro-Choice America website.) Ilyse Hogue assumed the role of President of NARAL Pro-Choice America in February 2013. Ilyse has worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Friends of Democracy, Media Matters for America and MoveOn.org. She was featured as one of Elle Magazine’s “10 Most Powerful Women in D.C.” and was named on Washington Life’s Power 100 list.
Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee mayor
Judy Chu, U.S. Representative from California and chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Brooks Bell, tech entrepreneur from North Carolina
Ben Ray Lujan, U.S. Representative from New Mexico and chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Star Jones, actress
GK Butterfield, U.S. Representative from North Carolina and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus
Jamie Dorff(Information provided by the Democratic Party.) Jamie’s husband was Patrick Dorff, an Army helicopter pilot from Minnesota who died while on a search and rescue mission in northern Iraq. As a senator, Hillary worked with Republicans and Democrats to increase the gratuity paid to family members of fallen veterans from $12,000 to $100,000.
Mike Duggan, Detroit mayor
Sigourney Weaver, actress
Jerry Brown, governor of California
Lee Daniels, film director
Christine Leinonen, Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada Christine Leinonen is the mother of Christopher “Drew” Leinonen, who was killed in the Pulse attack in Orlando. Brandon Wolf and Jose Arraigada are survivors of the attack at the nightclub in Orlando.
Chris Murphy, U.S. Senator from Connecticut
Erica Smegielski (Information provided by the Democratic Party.) Erica’s mother Dawn was the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary and was killed while trying to protect her students. Since then, Erica has become an outspoken advocate for commonsense gun violence prevention measures. Erica was featured in the ad, My Mom.
Charles Ramsey, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner and former D.C. Police Chief (This is an excerpt of a bio taken from Drexel University’s website.) Commissioner Ramsey began his career with the Chicago Police Department at age 18 and rose through the ranks to deputy superintendent. He served as police chief in Washington, D.C., from 1998 to 2006. He joined the Philadelphia Police Department in 2008 under Mayor Michael Nutter. In 2014, he led President Obama’s 21st Century Policing Task Force.
Kristen Kavanaugh Kristen Kavanaugh is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former Marine Corps Captain who deployed to Iraq. She is a member of the Truman National Security Project and co-founded the Military Acceptance Project, a California-based social justice organization dedicated to promoting acceptance of marginalized populations within the military.
Kasim Reed, Atlanta mayor
Sharon Belkofer Sharon Belkofer is the mother of fallen Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer. Her son was killed when a suicide bomber detonated a minibus in a convoy carrying Belkofer and three other high-ranking officers in Kabul, Afghanistan.